Hindus believe that Purnima is a very auspicious day in their life and it is associated with prosperity & divinity.
As per the Hindu Calendar, the full moon day which falls in the month of Magha is Maghi Purnima. Magha Purnima is also called as Magha Pournami and Maghi Purnima.
Fast on Magh Purnima
People observe fasting on Magh Purnima, The Vedas state that as the full moon and no moon may have some influence on the human body this is exactly why on these days people are told to fast and this will ensure that the acidic content in their blood is reduced. Doing puja on a no moon and full moon day can also ensure that the people attain peace of mind and become calm.
The Vedas stated that the change in the shape of moon leads to the change in the gravitational pull that every man in earth experiences. This is exactly why people tend to behave weird and short tempered don this day. If they stay involved in puja then they may not feel this change. Even modern medical science will tell you that this theory is not exactly false.
People who suffer from mental disorder tend to become more excited on Amavasya and Poornima. It is good to find a scientific explanation about our traditions it makes us believe in them more.
Magh Mela & Kumbh Mela at Prayag, Allahabad on Magh Purnima
On this day at Triveni Sangam (Prayag, A Confluence of 3 Rivers, Allahabad), devotees celebrates as Magh Mela every year, Magh Mela is called as Mini Kumbh Mela. On every 12th year this day is celebrated as Kumbh Mela. Kumbh Mela is worlds biggest festival, on March 9th 2013, more than 120 million pilgrims took dip in holy Triveni Sangam. Next Kumbh Mela will be held at Prayag, Allahabad on 19th February 2019.